Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Mailbox

This past week's mailbox arrivals:

It's You by Jane Porter came from Berkley and BookSparks PR for a blog tour.

About a woman gutted by tragedy who goes home to take care of her father and finds in his community, friendship, caring, and hope, this sounds just lovely.

Girl In Glass by Deanna Fei came from Bloomsbury.

The story of how a baby born at 5 1/2 months gestation survived and became the face of a firestorm over employee benefits as the "distressed baby" who caused the need for cuts, this sounds both terrible and triumphant.

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert came from Gallery Books.

For some reason, cakes are all the rage on covers lately. And I find myself unable to walk past any of them (this might be why they are all the rage--not just me but all the other salivating readers out there too) but this one about a chef and a restaurant critic looks completely delectable above and beyond the cover.

Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson came from William Morrow.

When a southern boy goes to Berkley for college, makes friends, and lets slip the fact that his hometown does a Civil War re-enactment, he sets in motion some serious havoc in this novel that promises big ideas and contentious issues.

Weightless by Sarah Bannan came from St. Martin's Griffin.

A novel about bullying, this makes me nervous but it's important to keep reading about it and talking about it so I try not to shy away from it.

Crooked Hearts by Lissa Evans came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

An orphaned evacuee from the bombs raining down on London is placed with an unscrupulous widow and the two of them come together to profit off of the war in this intriguing novel described as a black comedy.

Landfall by Ellen Urbani came from Forest Avenue Press.

The combination of two mothers, their daughters, and a fatal car accident with Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it wreaks sounds really unusual and makes me incredibly curious to see how this comes together.

If you want to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. I have seen Weightless a lot. I hope you enjoy it.

    The Coincidence of Coconut Cake sounds good. That cake looks as if it tastes pretty good too. :)

    ENJOY all your books and your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  2. Crooked Heart is wonderful. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. I liked It's You and look forward to The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Weightless. Have a good week!

  4. I'm thrilled to have piqued your curiosity, Kristen, and thank you for calling out LANDFALL from among the beautiful books filling your mailbox! And I'm thrilled to be sharing company with Amy Reichert, another delicious writer (with a delicious subject and book cover!).

  5. I'm glad to hear LANDFALL piqued your interest, Kristen, and thank you for choosing to call it out from among the other beautiful books surely filling your mailbox. I'm also honored to keep company with Amy Reichert, a delicious author (with a delicious subject and cover!).


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